COVID-19

A female participant cutting spinach for cooking competition during the Nutrition month celebration in Pinlaung, Shan.

System shocks, such as COVID-19, come with risks of undoing the hard-earned progress toward gender equality achieved over the past decade.

For women farmers in developing countries, who struggled to meet the needs of their families before the pandemic, COVID-19 has made their situations even more untenable.

In this way, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed persistent inequalities in food systems.

Creating a more resilient food system for the future will require considering the needs and wants of both women and men in all efforts to build back better.

Publications

Scientific Publication

COVID-19 challenges to sustainable food production and consumption: Future lessons for food systems in eastern and southern Africa from a gender lens

Eileen Bogweh Nchanji, Cosmas Kweyu Lutomia, COVID-19 challenges to sustainable food production and consumption: Future lessons for food systems in eastern and southern Africa from a gender lens, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 27, 2021, Pages 2208-2220, ISSN 2352-5509, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2021.05.016.